"Coprinus atramentarius, Inky Cap

Good but tricky edibles; containing antabuse, if taken with alcohol (or even coffee) they will leave one tingly, flushed, headackey, nauseous; since at maturity they will dissolve themselves into an inedible ink, they must be cooked young."

In publication, Page 38: "Reflections on the Fungaloids" by B.L. Williamson, Ottawa, 1992. ISBN 1-894572-65-3


  • Title: Coprinus atramentarius
  • Creator: Williamson, Beatrice L.
  • Physical Dimensions: 15 x 32.4 cm
  • Type: Artwork
  • Rights: © Canadian Museum of Nature / Musée canadien de la nature
  • Medium: Watercolour and gouache over ink on card

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